Jeff Stelling is now on day two of another unbelievable walking challenge for Prostate Cancer UK.
Teaming up with the leading men’s health organisation, the Soccer Saturday host is aiming to raise £500,000 on his March for Men by doing 15 walking marathons in 15 days as he travels from Exeter City to Newcastle United. Along the way, he’ll be visiting over 40 football clubs and he’ll be joined by some famous faces.
After Friday saw him travel from Exeter City to non-league side Wellington AFC, Stelling is today journeying from the latter to Sky Bet League One side Bristol Rovers.
Stelling spoke to Sky Sports News HQ to tell us how his trip was going.
“We have a lot of celebrity walkers, Matt Le Tissier and Francis Benali are joining us on Sunday,” he said. “And then later in the week, we have Robbie Fowler, Jamie Carragher and all the Soccer Saturday boys, as well as Simon Grayson and people from other sports like Dewi Morris and Dominic Cork. So we have massive support.
“The people who are walking with me are either suffering from prostate cancer, recovering from prostate cancer, or in some cases tragically dying from prostate cancer and there are some inspirational figures.
“There is one man walking with us here called Kevin Webber who knows his days are numbered and who has terminal prostate cancer.
“But he wants to give up his time to help raise the profile of the illness that is killing him so that his sons have a better chance of survival.
“That is a massive motivation and there is no self-pity by the way at all, he is a witty, generous and funny sort of guy. So there are lots and lots of stories like that from the people we walk with.”
Stelling, who will finish his second day at Bristol Rovers, had some memorable stories to tell from his journey so far.
“We are heading towards Bristol at the moment and later on we will be at Bristol City and then at Bristol Rovers after that,” he said.
“It has been wonderful, though, and there was a lady who dashed out of her house at 8.30am this morning, left her husband asleep in bed, and said: ‘Jeff, £100 for the charity for a selfie.”
“That was fantastic and just the sort of reaction we got from people which is brilliant.
“It started yesterday at St James’ Park in Exeter and I did not know just how hilly Exeter was, but I can vouch for it now, it is hilly, and we finish in Newcastle at St James’ Park on June 16.
“Any by my calculations we have done about 30 miles, with 370 to go!”
To support Jeff, and find out more about his challenge, visit prostatecanceruk.org/jeffsmarch